Natural sciences managers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, natural sciences managers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 35% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy natural sciences managers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Physicist
3.5
$152k
Biochemical engineer
3.5
$101k
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$77k
Forensic science technician
3.4
$62k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$67k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$138k
Aquacultural manager
3.4
$73k
Epidemiologist
3.4
$79k
Hydrologist
3.4
$84k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are natural sciences managers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do natural sciences managers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as natural sciences managers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are natural sciences manager’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are natural sciences managers making the best use of their abilities?

Are natural sciences managers happy with their salary?

Natural sciences managers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.6/5. The majority of natural sciences managers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked natural sciences managers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

21 natural sciences managers

5 Star
24%

24% of natural sciences managers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of natural sciences managers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of natural sciences managers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of natural sciences managers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of natural sciences managers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do natural sciences managers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, natural sciences managers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. While most natural sciences managers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked natural sciences managers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

21 natural sciences managers

5 Star
33%

33% of natural sciences managers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
5%

5% of natural sciences managers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of natural sciences managers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of natural sciences managers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of natural sciences managers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as natural sciences managers?

Natural sciences managers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of natural sciences managers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked natural sciences managers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

19 natural sciences managers

5 Star
42%

42% of natural sciences managers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of natural sciences managers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of natural sciences managers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of natural sciences managers rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a natural sciences manager’s work environment?

As a whole, natural sciences managers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of natural sciences managers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a natural sciences manager.

We asked natural sciences managers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

20 natural sciences managers

5 Star
35%

35% of natural sciences managers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of natural sciences managers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of natural sciences managers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of natural sciences managers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of natural sciences managers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are natural sciences managers making the best use of their abilities?

Former natural sciences managers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most natural sciences managers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked natural sciences managers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

21 natural sciences managers

5 Star
29%

29% of natural sciences managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of natural sciences managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of natural sciences managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of natural sciences managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of natural sciences managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars